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 #129730  by Nut17
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Our factory supplied Sphere 22" TV/ DVD player gave up today and I am looking at replacement options. This https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/tele ... 51450.html model as previously discussed is probably the best value on the market, but we never use the DVD player, and have a separate "Dish" brand satellite decoder with hard drive so this http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/veon-24 ... ml#start=1 is probably all we need. I do need to find out if it can be 12v DC powered.
Anyone know of any other realistic options ?

Cheers
Chris
 #129746  by kidsonsabbatical
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Some LED PC monitors are 12V and are very power efficient... Some have HDMI connections, without any TV tuners and some don't have speakers... It really depends on your setup if you could even consider these...
 #129748  by scubadoo
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Quick observations Chris.
TVs with inbuilt DVD players tend to be much deeper in profile.
Last time I looked all Veons larger than 19" were now mains powered only. :cry:

DVD - wazzat.
 #129751  by Pedro50
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:47 pm
I think Neville is correct - the Veon TV's from The Warehouse are all 230V now. I purchased a 24" Veon (no DVD) about 5 years ago from The Warehouse and it is 12V and still going O.K. but they don't seem to stock that model anymore.
 #129753  by muzzanic
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Yes we got 1 of the last Veon 24 inch 12v TV's
Nice active screen, You can watch it from quite wide angles.

Murray
 #129754  by Nut17
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Thanks for all the replies. The reality is that we do have plenty of DC 12v electrical energy on tap and in fact for most of the year the 2000w inverter is left on 24/7 so the requirement to have a 12v DC powered TV is not really an issue. If I can fit it in the available space, I may even go for this http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/tv-and-au ... -en-2.html Bigger is better - Particularly with my cataract influenced impaired eyesight :(

Cheers
Chris
 #129755  by scubadoo
 Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:35 pm
Chris

Unless I can find a cheap 12V powered no DVD TV my next one will be an inverter powered known brand model rather than a rebadged overpriced "specially designed for our conditions" unit.
This Panasonic would fit the bill.
https://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-TH- ... 44048.aspx

Edit: Chris - Read some reviews. ;) I would chose this instead:
https://www.priceme.co.nz/Panasonic-TH3 ... 89569.aspx

or even one of these:
http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/search?q=32%20tv

I purchased the Sony 32" for just $379 with freeview plus included. Powered from 12V via an inexpensive notebook 12V-19V device.
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